Marriage Principles

Fundamental Truths

Ordinary marriage advice and tips lead to ordinary results - a divorce rate of 45%. Marriage Principles are enduring and define a direction, a course of action, from which happily married couples base their marriage upon. 

A principle is defined as a fundamental truth that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior. The marriage principles below are the core of what certified coach Mark Jala and Happy Marriage Coaching believes in and teaches.

Blog Posts:

Marriage Coach

Marriage Principles

Marriage Coaching Versus Counseling

Marriage coaching or marriage counseling? That is a critical question that married couples should ask when they want to improve the quality of their marriage. Up ...

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Marriage Coaching

Marriage Principles

How Marriage Coaching Works

What happens in marriage coaching? If you don't know, you might be cautious about it, maybe even fearful. What's going to happen in the coaching sessions? The ...

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Personal Needs

Marriage Principles

Your 13 Personal Needs Describe Your Life

Your personal needs define who you are. Like the needs for food and water, you will do anything to have your personal needs met. In marriage, ...

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Mindset is Everything

Marriage Principles

Mindset Determines Success

Success can come quickly when we focus our attention on what truly matters. Too often we look for quick solutions which result in only temporary fixes. ...

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Emotional Intelligence

Marriage Principles

An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is critical to the quality of marriage. The more emotional intelligence skills each partner has, the happier the marriage is. In this introductory article, ...

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Couple Needs Help

Marriage Principles

How Long Does it Take to Improve a Marriage

Everyone wants to know how long it takes to improve a marriage. In our microwave quick culture we all want fast results. The question is, do ...

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Divorce Rate

Marriage Principles

Why the Divorce Rate is Consistently So High

Divorce, the dissolution of marriage, has become commonplace. Children raised by divorced parents develop an expectancy of divorce in their life. Terms like “starter marriage” suggest ...

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Counsel Couple

Marriage Principles

Four Types of Marriage Service Providers

Who do you turn to when your marriage needs help? In the past, counselors or pastors have been the only choices available. With the divorce rate ...

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Why Marriage Principles Matter!

Marriage principles guide your marriage. They are more than just tips or random advice. Marriage principles direct behaviors and thought processes. When a couple struggles with their marriage, principles can guide them out of the problems and on to a path of love and connection.

Dr. Gottman, the leading marriage researcher, in 1999 wrote a book called The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. It is an excellent and highly recommended book. The blog posts above explore some of those principles and explore others based on the research of various other marriage experts.

When you have a set of principles you and your partner can agree on, it is a good idea to print them out and frame them, hanging them on a wall each partner will see every day. 

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